Anti-hate crime tsar says babies murdered by Hamas were ‘fake’

In posts on Facebook, Zainab Chaudry accused Israel of faking baby deaths and likened the country to a nazi regime


WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 25: Zainab Chaudry (C) joins other supporters from The Council on American-Islamic Relations during a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court heard oral arguments in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Samantha Elauf of Tulsa, Oklahoma, filed a charge of religious discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saying Abercrombie & Fitch violated discrimination laws in 2008 by declining to hire her because she wore a head scarf, a symbol of her Muslim faith. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

An anti-hate crime task force member has said that babies murdered by Hamas were ‘fake’ and compared Israel to Nazis.

Zainab Chaudry, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Maryland office, made the outrageous comments on Facebook in the weeks following Hamas’ terror attack.

"I will never be able to understand how the world summoned up rage for 40 fake Israeli babies while completely turning a blind eye to 3,000 real Palestinian babies,’ she wrote on October 26.

"[T]hat moment when you become what you hated most,’ Chaudry wrote on October 17, next to two photos of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. One showed it lit up with the Israeli flag in solidarity after the attack, another showed a ceremony in 1936 when it was decorated with the Nazi flag.

In another post Chaudry shared a quote celebrating ‘martyred Palestinians’.

However, Chaudry has not been removed from her position on the Maryland Commission on Hate Crime Response and Prevention.

The commission’s stated goal is to address hate crime incidents across Maryland, and to ‘communicate and promote understanding of diverse perspectives in a positive and meaningful way’.

The office of Democrat Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown, who appointed Chaudry in August, defended his decision not to remove her.

‘The views and opinions of any individual Commission member do not reflect those of either the Maryland Commission on Hate Crime Response and Prevention or the Attorney General.

‘We understand that there are many viewpoints regarding current events in the Middle East. 

‘The Commission will do its best to explore the impact of those events on our community, and to determine how best to address escalations in hate and bias incidents across the state.’

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